Pricey insurance policy for the Air Force
The air force hired a pricey policy – Photo: Juan Carlos Reyes/EL UNIVERSAL

Pricey insurance policy for the Air Force

15/08/2019
10:49
Mexico City
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Pricey insurance policy for the Air Force

A really strange situation is happening inside the armed forces in regards to how the budget is being managed, at least in the Mexican air force. We've been told that two months ago, the tender for the hiring of an insurance policy for the air fleet was declared void. Nevertheless, we've been told on August 9, USD $49.9 million was allocated to Seguros Atlas, although Seguros Azteca proposed a USD $46.4 million budget. What seems strange is that the current government always approves the cheapest options, in line with Republican austerity. What is going on at the defense ministry? Does General Luis Cresencio Sandoval knows about this?

More feuds at the PRI

We've been told that everything is ready for the new PRI president, Alejandro Moreno, to take office on Sunday. Nevertheless, we've been told that before the celebration, “Alito” needs to sit down with former governor Ivonne Ortega and reach an agreement. We've been told that she has to accept his triumph and that she has said that the new leadership is not legitimate and might contest the election. We've been told that nowadays, the PRI can't launch an internal conflict now when it should focus on its survival and prepare for the 2021 elections.

Southern Mexico will receive an economic boost

In Oaxaca, the Concamin, led by Francisco Cervantes Díaz, called Mexican business leaders, in front of President López Obrador, to sign the Oaxaca Pact. Governor Alejandro Murat hosted other 8 governors from southern states, including Héctor Astudillo from Guerrero; Miguel Barbosa from Puebla, and Cuitláhuac García from Veracruz. Murat said that this effort looks to spark development in the region, which is still pending. We've been told that this region is going to have quite a few opportunities. On one hand, the President has proposed several investment and development projects for the region, and on the other, business leaders and governments are willing to work for the region.

Infraiber denies the rumors

Nor Paulo Diez nor Pedro Topete from Infraber wan to own a radio station. Yesterday, we published information saying that after losing some big contracts in the state of Mexico, the businessmen were considering joining the media industry. Paulo Diez denies this. So radio stations can breathe again, there won't be more competition. Or at least that's what they say.

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